Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturd80's: Creepy Kate Bush Edition

I adore Kate Bush, and have ever since I first heard her music. Part of what I really like is her ability to hide the creepy and macabre under a veil of beautiful music and vocals. For example, Experiment IV: "They told us what they wanted was a sound that could kill someone at a distance. So we go ahead, and the meters are over in the red." (BTW, that is indeed a very young Hugh Laurie)
Under Ice: "It's wonderful
Everywhere, so white
The river has frozen over
Not a soul on the ice
Only me, skating fast
I'm speeding past trees leaving
Little lines in the ice
Cutting out little lines"
and Waking the Witch: "What say you, good people? Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!"

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